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Perveen (Nicky) Nicoll

Advisor & Trip Scholar - Botany Tours

Perveen Nicoll (Nicky) has studied Ecology and Conservation at Birkbeck University of London and has an RHS Certificate in Horticulture as well as a degree in Art History. 

Nicky has worked at Rothamsted Research, an agricultural research institution on the farm and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the herbarium. She now works part-time within museums mounting and repairing often historical dried pressed plants as well as data-basing the specimens. These are used to help understand the world’s flora and help preserve plant biodiversity for the future, safeguarding them against extinction.  

Nicky also helps to look after a local Physic Garden in Hertfordshire and is a co-author of a book, The Physic Garden in Hitchin, An illustrated Guide, on the garden’s plants. 

As a South London Botanical Institute member for many years, Nicky has led workshops teaching herbarium techniques of plant mounting.

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